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Good asthma management ensures that asthma is well-controlled and doesn’t impact on daily life.

With 1 in 8 people living with asthma, asthma is a common respiratory condition in New Zealand. It can be potentially serious if it is not well-managed, and sadly even life-threatening should a severe asthma attack (or ‘asthma emergency’) occur.

This booklet is also for friends, caregivers, and family of someone with asthma. Learning about asthma will equip you with the necessary information required to support you and your whānau.

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COPD Handbook

​This handbook provides information about COPD, from the various symptoms you may experience, to the different types of medication you may be prescribed.